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QS World University Rankings 2022: IIT Guwahati gains 41st rank globally in ‘Research Citations per Faculty’ category

By Disha Sharma -
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  • 17th June 2021,
  • 12:11 PM

Eight Indian Universities led by IIT Bombay placed under top 400 Rankings. IIT Guwahati also ranks at 41st rank for the Research Citations per Faculty category

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QS World University Rankings 2022: Eight Indian Universities have been declared as the top 400 in the world, including IIT-Guwahati, which debuted in the top 400 after securing a world ranking at 395. This number has surpassed 75 positions from the earlier edition, according to the QS World University Rankings 2022 released on Wednesday.

Presently, IIT Guwahati ranks at 41st rank for the Research Citations per Faculty category. It is also one of the top 50 research institutions.

The popular universities— the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, IIT-Delhi and IISc Bangalore have also found a place in the top 200.

IIT-Bombay has been ranked at 177 which is India’s best. But this time has lost five places in comparison to the earlier edition of the QS ranking.

IIT-Delhi has secured 185th position and IISc stands at 186th position.

IIT-Madras has improved its 20 places to be placed at 255th and IIT-Kanpur was ranked 277th. This time the rankings have surpassed its 350th place from last time around.

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IIT-Bombay retained its status as the best Indian university for the fourth year in a row.

British ranking agency QS said that the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) has become the second-best Indian university. It has been dropped from 193rd to 185th in the last twelve months. It has surpassed the Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore (IISc Bangalore).

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been placed at number 1 for the past 10 years now. While the University of Oxford has climbed to second place for the first time since 2006. Stanford University and the ‘University of Cambridge shared third place.

After taking the rankings into consideration, it can be said that Indian universities have made steady progress in measuring QS Academic Reputation (AR). It can be noted that 20 of 35 Indian participants have improved their AR scores, with only nine witnessing declines.

According to the UK ranking agency, Indian universities have also improved their impact on research. This time Indian universities have shown a phenomenal improvement as compared to their global competitors.
Seventeen of India’s 35 universities have seen their citation-per-faculty (CPF) score increase.

The survey noted that according to the CPF indicator, when faculty size taken into account, the result was that IISc Bangalore turned out to be the best research university in the world, thus achieving a perfect score of 100/100 on this measure.


However, the struggle of Indian universities is prevalent in the QS’s institutional teaching capacity. Out of 35 universities, India’s Twenty-three India’s varsities have experienced a decline in the QS faculty-to-student ratio indicator.

Jawaharlal Nehru University debuted in the QS World University Rankings and have been placed in the band 561-570.

A total of 35 Indian institutions have been listed in the published table. Out of these, seven has improved their position, seven saw a decline, 14 have been placed onto their last spot and seven were new entrants.

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